THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

PARKER WELLS
Chief Executive Officer

  • Former Co-founder & CEO of Overhead.fm
     
  • 2017 Outstanding Masters of Science Award, UCLA Mechanical Engineering
     
  • High-temperature heat storage patent application PCT/US2017/019939
     
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Affiliate Engineer
     
  • Lecturer, Cal Poly Pomona
     
  • M.S. UCLA & B.S. Brown U
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DR. HAMARZ ARYAFAR
Chief Technical Officer

  • Assistant Professor at Cal Poly Pomona
     
  • Lead Engineer thermochemical energy project, $1M+ ARPA-e award
     
  • Lead Engineer at energy storage startup, Marvel Energy
     
  • 20+ academic publications in energy and fluid mechanics
     
  • Multiple energy storage patents pending
     
  • Ph.D. UCLA, Fluid Mechanics 

DR. RICHARD WIRZ
Scientific Advisor

  • Associate Professor, UCLA
     
  • Director, Energy Innovation Lab
     
  • Inventor – sulfur-based thermal energy storage
     
  • Multiple issued and pending patents in energy
     
  • Over 20 years of technology development experience
     
  • NASA JPL joint appointment
     
  • Ph.D. Caltech, Aerospace and Applied Sciences

THE ENGINEERING TEAM

  • Vaarun Mahesh Myakal (M.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Southern California)

  • Jiachen Spring Zhang (Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California)